California Governor Signs Sexual Crime Laws on Non-consensual Condom Removal, and Spousal Rape Exception into Law

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s Assembly Bill No. 453 into law on Thursday making it illegal to remove a condom during sexual intercourse, without a partner’s verbal consent, a crime. The new law makes the practice called “stealthing, or …

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Poland’s Top Court Rules Supremacy of EU Law Incompatible with Its Constitution

Poland’s top court has ruled that the supremacy of European Union (EU) law was incompatible with its constitution, landing a major challenge to the EU’s legal framework. Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal said that some provisions of EU treaties and EU court …

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Federal Judge Blocks Florida’s ‘Anti-Riot’ Law Championed by Governor Ron DeSantis

A federal judge on Sept. 9 blocked Florida’s “anti-riot” law championed by Governor Ron DeSantis, ruling it as unconstitutional and vague. United States District Judge Mark Walker ruled that HB1, which DeSantis signed into law last April to curb violent …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Launches ‘Whole-of-Government’ Response to New Texas Abortion Law

United States President Joe Biden has launched a “whole-of-government” response to oppose a new law in Texas that bans nearly all abortions after the Supreme Court decided not to block it. Biden announced in a statement on Sept. 2 that …

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France Legalizes IVF for Single Women, Lesbians

France’s lower house of parliament adopted legislation on June 29 to grant single women and lesbian couples access to medically assisted reproduction. With a vote of 326 to 115, the French National Assembly approved to extend access to fertility treatments, …

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